Ukraine & The Hidden Power of ESG – Natalie Jaresko, fmr Finance Minister of Ukraine

“The global business community must understand that nurturing, upholding and protecting freedom and democracy is part of their ESG responsibility. It’s not only in their best interest, but also in, in those of their increasingly noisy and numerous stakeholders…Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine started, not all chief executives have had the courage to take… Continue reading Ukraine & The Hidden Power of ESG – Natalie Jaresko, fmr Finance Minister of Ukraine

Sustainability in Hotels – Denise Naguib, Marriott VP of Global Sustainability

“I think one of the most important starting points, whether it be on social or environmental, is back to the measurement, setting a goal and making progress every single day towards that goal with actions….Even if that goal seems unattainable, challenging, unsure of what the steps are between X and Y. I think the fact… Continue reading Sustainability in Hotels – Denise Naguib, Marriott VP of Global Sustainability

ESG Tracking Software – Suzanne DiBianca, Salesforce EVP Corporate Relations, Chief Impact Officer

“(ESG tracking software) needs to be comprehensive. It needs to be accurate, you know, full proof. It needs to be integrated into other systems. It needs to be easy to use…. And I think, fifth, it’s got to be providing you a road map for where to go” Suzanne DiBianca on Electric Ladies Podcast The… Continue reading ESG Tracking Software – Suzanne DiBianca, Salesforce EVP Corporate Relations, Chief Impact Officer

Scaling Women Climate Entrepreneurs – Zainab Salbi, Daughters For Earth

“I co-founded Daughters For Earth, a collaborative effort between philanthropists and climate activists and women’s rights activists to get together…to mobilize women and to put more resources into the hands of women. 70% of who is going to be impacted by climate disasters, such as displacement and food security, are women. Women are actually pivotal… Continue reading Scaling Women Climate Entrepreneurs – Zainab Salbi, Daughters For Earth

Sustainable Fashion 2.0 – Kerry Bannigan, Conscious Fashion Campaign

“The fashion industry is a supply chain….but the reality is it’s a human chain. Nothing is made that we wear that does not go through many human hands. And so really for me, the environmental aspects are extremely important. But.. it’s really about brands being more open about their supply chain. And, specifically, when there… Continue reading Sustainable Fashion 2.0 – Kerry Bannigan, Conscious Fashion Campaign

SEC’s New Financial Climate Rules – Julie Gorte, Veteran ESG Investor, IMPAX Asset Management

“The really important thing I think about this rule (from the SEC),” Dr Gorte explained, “is that if companies are going to be on the record as having a certain level of emissions, especially as climate change gets worse, there’s going to be increasing scrutiny and pressure on them to reduce those emissions.” Dr. Julie… Continue reading SEC’s New Financial Climate Rules – Julie Gorte, Veteran ESG Investor, IMPAX Asset Management

Empowering Rural Women Through Climate Solutions – Rosemary Atieno, Women Climate Centers International

Rosemary Ateno, WCCI, COMPE

“The question is, why are we having less food?…Why are we having too much floods? Why is the drought becoming too much? What can I do? Because I have no other source of energy. I only have firewood. And this means I have to cut down trees for me to get fire. So, what is… Continue reading Empowering Rural Women Through Climate Solutions – Rosemary Atieno, Women Climate Centers International

Joan Michelson on The State of Climate Efforts – on Matt Schlegel’s Leadership Show

“I’m very concerned about what’s happening to the planet, but I also see the private sector really stepping up…the Biden administration is doing a great deal, especially having just come from COP26. And I interface with people every day who are in the business world doing this work and in big ways and small ways.… Continue reading Joan Michelson on The State of Climate Efforts – on Matt Schlegel’s Leadership Show

Green Consumer Products & Cosmetics – Boma Brown-West, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

“When we talk about products, there’s waste in terms of products too. Like what happens when… we’re done using it, when it fails, when it’s broken. Certainly there are things that consumer can do in terms of being more mindful of the types of products that they’re purchasing… But at the end of the day,… Continue reading Green Consumer Products & Cosmetics – Boma Brown-West, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Transforming Freight & Aviation – COP26 Panel with Ikea, Jet Blue, Amazon & more

Transportation is one of the top carbon emitters and much of it is caused by shipping stuff to us and air travel. So, to reduce global warming, we need to transform these sectors. How? Listen to this fascinating panel from the UN COP26 conference in November with the heads of sustainability/ESG (environment, social, governance) from… Continue reading Transforming Freight & Aviation – COP26 Panel with Ikea, Jet Blue, Amazon & more